Our Unique Facilities.
We believe that our young people will benefit most from their placement if they
are offered a wide variety of experiences and opportunities from which to learn
and develop. It is for this reason we are proud to offer opportunities in addition
to high quality residential care and education, reflecting what most parents would
consider to be desirable for their own children.
All our facilities are available for short breaks and holidays, and are a crucial element or our long term
We believe “Waterworks” to be the only floating registered children’s home in the
country. She has been providing care since 1994. A mobile resource ideal for difficult-to-settle
young people, she provides a home for one young person. As the canal system is linked throughout
the country, she can operate in most Local Authority areas, from Liverpool to London, from Leeds to Llandudno. Some young people have lived successfully on board for 1-2 years!
Prilika is our eight-berth modern yacht. Equipped for up to two young people, she is mostly used for
individual referrals. Care Afloat have been providing sailing opportunities since 1991. Prilika is fully
licensed as a small commercial vessel. Only available from March to November inclusive, she can sail
anywhere around the UK and Ireland. Foreign trips can also be arranged.
Charmaine is our 70 foot narrow boat fully equipped for wheelchair access and
is available for small groups or individuals. She is also our ‘community’ resource
vessel available to local people involved in voluntary work.
Our oldest boat and at 38 feet, a cosy environment and real chill out space, Sharon
can be used as a day boat or for longer trips involving camping alongside.
Our newest acquisition, she is a 57’ broad beam boat, also with wheelchair access.
She can be used all year round for individuals and groups of up to 4 young people.
Our boats often operate with staff teams who work 14 days on /14 days off - offering real
consistency in times of need.
Le Care Afloat
Our three-roomed chalet in the South of France – a chance for a holiday in the sun. On a site with swimming pool,
club house, fishing lake etc. Appropriate friends always welcome.